All things glass at Toledo museum fest


TOLEDO – Celebrate the Glass City’s heritage at Glass Fest 2009, from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the
Toledo Museum of Art’s Glass Pavilion. Admission is free.
Visitors of all ages can help the museum create a Chihuly-style chandelier from recycled materials, or
make a glass magnet for the fridge throughout the afternoon.
Children and adults who sketch and submit a design for a glass work of art no later than 2:45 p.m. will
have a chance to see their sketch become an actual work of art. At 3 p.m., one child’s design will be
picked and a museum glassblower will create it. At 4 p.m., a design by one adult will be chosen, and
then made by a glassblower. The winning designers will be able to pick up their works of art the
following week.
Demonstrations of glassblowing are scheduled at noon, 1 and 2 p.m. There’s also a Cooking With Hot Glass
demonstration at 5 p.m., when museum glassblowers will pop corn in a freshly made blown glass cylinder.

They also will make stir-fried vegetables in a wok resting on a "glass cookie" heated to 900
degrees Fahrenheit.
Want to learn how to make glass beads? Register in advance to take part in one of the art hour studio
sessions being offered, or sign-up on a space-available basis on Sunday. The one-hour sessions are
scheduled at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Tickets, on sale now, are $15 for museum members and $25 for nonmembers.
Payment is required at the time of registration. Adults and children 14 and over accompanied by an adult
are welcome. For advance tickets, call (419) 254-5771, ext. 7448.
Showings of the WGTE documentary "The House That Glass Built" will be presented throughout the
afternoon. The film traces the Glass City’s progress from glass factories to the Glass Pavilion.

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